The NVIDIA SHIELD and SHIELD Pro are now available in the Google Store

NVIDIA’s SHIELD and SHIELD Pro are now available for purchase through the Google Store. The SHIELD runs Android TV and starts at $199.99 for the base model and the Pro costs $299.99. The only difference is the SHIELD Pro has 500GB of built-in storage compared to 16GB for the standard version. Included in the purchase is the NVIDIA controller for gaming as the SHIELD is designed for not only Android TV but for gaming as well.
What makes the SHIELD unique is that is can display Ultra HD at 4k resolution from apps like Netflix and Youtube. You can even stream PC games from the cloud to your TV while using the precision controller to game your heart away. Included in the box is the SHIELD, AC adapter, HDMI cable, and USB cable. For 200 dollars this is quite a bundle.

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Full Specs

PROCESSORNVIDIA® Tegra® X1 processor with a 256-core GPU and 3 GB RAM
VIDEO FEATURES4K Ultra HD ready
4K playback at 60 FPS (VP9, H265, H264)
4K capture at 30 FPS (H264, H265)
AUDIO7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB
High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB
Supports: AAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM
STORAGE16 GB and 500 GB (Note: portion of storage occupied by system software)
WIRELESS802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
INTERFACESGigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0
Two USB 3.0 (Type A)
Micro-USB 2.0
MicroSD slot
IR receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
WEIGHT AND SIZEWeight: 23 oz / 654 g
Height: 1.0 in / 25 mm
Width: 8.3 in / 210 mm
Depth: 5.1 in / 130 mm
OPERATING SYSTEMAndroid 5.1 (Lollipop) powered by Android TV and Google Cast
SOFTWARE UPDATESSHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIA
POWER40W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)
GAMING FEATURESNVIDIA GRID™ game streaming service
NVIDIA Share
NVIDIA GameStream™
INCLUDED APPSNetflix
Google Play Store
YouTube
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Music
Photos & Videos
PLEX

If you’re looking to purchase the SHIELD get it here from Google.

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